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Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway

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Address: 114 Depot Rd, Osceola, WI 54020-8055
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+1 715-755-3570
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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The Osceola & St Croix Valley Rail Road operates from May through...

The Osceola & St Croix Valley Rail Road operates from May through October, departing from the Osceola Depot with alternating runs to Marine-on-St Croix, Mn (11:00) and Dresser, Wi (1:30).

Special Trains include Brunch (11:00) & Dinner Trains (5:00) operated on weekends, Mother's Day & Father's Day Brunch & Dinner, and several Fall "Color Trains" with full meal service. All Brunch and Dinner Service is "First Class", with red carpet leading up to the dining cars, china, silver and fresh linens ready for use and a meal in the old "high dollar" tradition. We strive to meet the standards of the old days, when service was an art and every journey by rail included a trip to the dining car.

We also operate charter trains for community groups, corporate activities, church get-togethers, graduation & retirement dinners, wedding receptions and more.

All equipment meets FRA standards for operation, and we make every effort to accommodate guests with physical issues. However, please note that certain pieces of our rolling stock are non-ADA compliant due to age and historic nature.

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Great experience for kids

We have done their Pumpkin Train twice and the kids love it! They get to experience a train ride like it was many years ago.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
Debra H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We have done their Pumpkin Train twice and the kids love it! They get to experience a train ride like it was many years ago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My sisters and I planned a weekend getaway in Osceola for our parents 40th wedding anniversary the weekend of 10-22-16. They've always wanted to go on a train ride so there was no better time to do it! Our large group of 13 (8 adults, 3 teens, and two children) were able to sit all together in the first class... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was really nice traveling by a vintage train along the bluffs of the St. Croix. The ride is about 20 miles long. Unfortunately we did not book soon enough (we wanted a specific date) to have lunch on the train, so I recommend that you book early. Once lunch service was done though, we were allowed to go into... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were given a certificate for the brunch train ride for last Christmas and we went on the ride September 13th. It was really enjoyable with an excellent breakfast of eggs benedict that was served.The crew was most informative and helpful! We are going back up there this weekend for a fall colors ride.

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Loyal, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was a Mystery Trip for our Bank Key Club members. We advertise very few details and our customers purchase a ticket because we are able to find unusual and different things to do on a one day tour. Our members especially the husbands enjoyed this part of our day. We had a 90 minute train ride and were served... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We did the fall colors brunch train ride with 2 couples and everyone really enjoyed it. The brunch (eggs benedict; there isn't a meal choice / menu) was good. We were a little late getting to the dining car as no one directed us where to go when we first got on the train but we were still able to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We did the 5:00 diner train in early October. I would like to start with the difficulty navigating the website. There seems to be several links to "diner train" but each one takes you to a different area, ie ticket area, lunch area, dinner menu, with out a clear direction on how to specifically get to where you want to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I grew up in the Osceola area and have always loved the local train. Labor day weekend I was able to share the experience with my son, husband and his entire family. They will be talking about this trip for a lifetime! My father-in-law even got to ride in the locomotive which was a lifelong dream of his! All of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is definitely a bucket list item worth checking off. My boys have wanted to go on an actual train for as long as they could tell me, so we added this stop on a recent trip to the Cities. There are a variety of ticket options, including a pizza lunch and a fine dining dinner, as well as a... More 

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Faribault, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A very enjoyable train ride visiting the history of the rails. We were on a dinner train ride which I found very enjoyable. The meal was good but the commentary of the history of the dining car was better. Allowing us to walk the train was very nice. Worth the time and expense of the trip. I would recommend visiting... More 

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